It’s been revealed by Arsenal’s official Twitter account that Mesut Ozil isn’t a part of the matchday squad today to face Huddersfield Town.
Ozil wasn’t the only player to not feature in the matchday squad due to ‘illness’. Top goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hasn’t made the journey to West Yorkshire for the same reason.
Players out of today's squad:
Ramsey (knee), Aubameyang (ill), Ozil (ill), Xhaka (groin) pic.twitter.com/PmUILEhGRD
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) February 9, 2019
But Arsenal fans have taken an exception to Aubameyang, but not Ozil. This isn’t the first time this season that thr £350,000 pound a week midfielder has been sidelined this season due to ‘illness’.
Fans took to Twitter to voice their opinions on Ozil’s absence:
Ozil pulling another sickie?
All that sitting on the bench must be damaging his immune system. pic.twitter.com/jkTPNNmvWG
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 9, 2019
— Shane (@shanethegooner) February 9, 2019
'Sooner or later you're going to be turning up at the stadium and you're going to be booed..' 😡
— BT Sport Score (@btsportscore) February 9, 2019
This is the seventh time Ozil has missed games due to illness since January 2017
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) February 9, 2019
Can somebody at Arsenal not give Ozil Vitamin C or something? The lad has the worst immune system of all time.
— Gavin Smith (@BoboChubbles19) February 9, 2019
Ozil ill again, absolutely joke!
— Craig Reynolds (@Eljefereynsy) February 9, 2019
Ozil is Always Ill
Man is Sick of Emery!!!!
— @Arsenal (@Mrs_Arteta) February 9, 2019
Ozil “ill” again 🤦🏽♂️ get him out of my club
— Hisham (@Hish_A) February 9, 2019
I actually think Ozil needs to have his immune system checked – he is ill all the time… not in the squad again
— MGH (@OfficialMgh) February 9, 2019
Ozil ill 😂😂😂😂 please stop that. Its like my excuse when i was back in school. 🤦🏻♂️
— Sharaz (@sharaz_16) February 9, 2019